Ejaculation Death Rattle - Room 304 [nt107]
Here’s the debut album from a Vancouver-based group called Ejaculation Death Rattle (or EDR as they are known to spam filters), made up of three boys & one girl, producing a remarkable strain of improvised ambient noise. EDR champion a resolutely primitivist aesthetic, with their murky drones, old school guitars (& similarly-schooled guitar pedals) & assorted digital debris, all of this without turning into a mere all-out sonic assault (though, well, anyway…) Yet another free-folk band, then? Yeah, except this one is smart, charming & devoid of scruples. What more is there to ask for?
* For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com
Sean - ominous throbbing, buzzing of wasps, melodious deception, wailing spasms
Shan - screeching tires, low end rumbling, air raid sirens, herald of pestilence
Heather - amplified rust scratching, sawtooth scrapes, cheap and destructible strung plywood, ethereal string manipulation
Ross - the swelling of leeches, CPU shrapnel, microtonal dentist drill, pure waveform alchemy, transcendental pulsation
All tracks –HRSeSh, except o –HRSe and shirpaing – HR.
Recorded between March and August 2007 in Room 304.